Astronomy News

'From the Sun to the Stars' by Jim Kaler

Published Date:September 19, 2016

In his latest book, which grew out of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lectures given at the University of Illinois, Prof. Emeritus James Kaler begins at the Sun then travels through the solar system to see the stars, how they work, and ultimately what they mean to us. To be released Oct. 22nd.

Published Date: September 19, 2016


Segura-Cox Interview with NRAO

Published Date:August 29, 2016

Graduate student Dominique Segura-Cox was recently interviewed by the NRAO. Listen to it here.

Published Date: August 29, 2016


New and Newly Promoted Faculty

Published Date:August 18, 2016

We begin the new academic year with several new and newly promoted members of our faculty: Jessica Evans, Matthew Turk, Paul Ricker, and Edward Seidel.

Published Date: August 18, 2016


Mani Chandra Named Second Chu Award Winner

Published Date:July 18, 2016

Graduate student Mani Chandra has been named the second recipient of the Mr. and Mrs. Hsiang-Pai and Wen-Hua Chu Department of Astronomy Excellence in Research Graduate Student Award. Congratulations! This award is now fully endowed and it will be awarded annually.

Published Date: July 18, 2016


Illinois Astronomer finds Universe expanding faster than expected

Published Date:June 3, 2016

Using Hubble Telescope observations of exploding stars, Prof. Ryan Foley and collaborators have revised upwards the rate of cosmic expansion.

Published Date: June 3, 2016